Kinda how you feel during the holidays, no? It’s just me?
Either way, a quick catch up on the last few weeks as we round the final bend. Pretty much every show is set up and ready to pull the trigger on the finale. Hit the jump and let’s get to it!
The shows that I’m watching are in bold, shows my wife and I are watching together are in bold italics,
strikethrough marks dropped shows and (*) marks shows that are watched but not regularly reviewed.
Adachi and Shimamura
Adachi to Shimamura
Still stuck at episode 5… Not through any fault of the show, just the weird move I’ve been in the last few weeks. Planning on catching up over the next week to be ready for the finale.
Iwakakeru! Sport Climbing Girls Episodes 8-11
Iwakakeru has what’s best described as an unexpected turn. After a painfully long time spent on one competition, it basically faked out and dropped the issue. Now we’ve had a crowded series of episodes where they’ve tried to cram in Jun’s story and Konomi’s recovery from her loss and attempts to move forward. It’s not that I’m disliking the show, more that I’m disappointed. It’s pacing and execution has really been sub-par.
TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You Episode 8-10
Tonikaku Kawaii: Fly me to the Moon
Despite the disruption of the fire… These episodes have mostly been all about our lovebirds settling into their daily lives. VERY charming and VERY cute. But there’s still too many unanswered questions about Tsukasa… Will we get to them? Or will we have to wait for a second season? Honestly, with as decent as this series has been, I half hope it’s the latter. I could stand to spend some more time with this couple.
Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle Episode 8-10
Maou-jou de Oyasumi
Has the Princess really made her home at the Demon Castle or what? I don’t mean the way she’s been rampaging about the place in search of better sleeping accommodations… I mean really means to be settling in and living there.
At the end of ep 10, she even says to the Demon King – “let’s go home”. It’s all kinds of weird if you ask me… Not quite a captive, but not quite a demon. Not the best episode as it runs against the grain the series and shifting the tone markedly.
Strike Witches: Road to Berlin
Dai-501 Tougou Sentou Koukuu Dan Strike Witches: Road to Berlin
Not much to say… The usual low stakes drama and shenanigans. They keep trying to be dramatic, but we all know there’s not going to be any consequences. Not a particular slam, it’s just how this franchise rolls.
(*) With a Dog AND a Cat, Every Day is Fun
Inu to Neko Docchi mo Katteru to Mainichi Tanoshii
Meant to take one week off, ended up being three… My apologies. (And very annoyed at myself because I thought I’d finally hit my groove back.)
Anyhow, your thoughts on the last couple of weeks? Are you ready for the finales over the next two weeks? What show can you not bear to have end?
Drop a comment, let’s chat!